Winners

From a 2 – 0 lose to a £1 million win

His team may not have scored, but football fan Terry is certainly celebrating after winning £1Million on EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker.

Terry Falgate, 48, from Stalham had just endured a rather painful 90 minutes in the pub watching his beloved Norwich City FC lose to Watford 2 – 0.

As the final whistle blew, Terry idly checked his National Lottery tickets on his phone thinking maybe he’d have better luck there; not for a second did he think he’d be quite as lucky as he was.

Speaking of the moment he realised he’d won Terry said, “When I checked the tickets in the pub, I think I was hoping that there would be some good news, even a couple of quid, to make up for the Canaries' loss. Not for a second did I believe my phone app would ping and announce a £1 million win. I’ll admit, I’d had a few at that point so I had to get my mates to double check on their phones that the numbers were right. I promptly bought a round of drinks and headed home in shock.”

Feeling a bit bleary-eyed the following morning, Terry checked the app again before calling The National Lottery to confirm his win. Like many new winners, he set off to the shops to treat himself. His first purchase? A new vacuum cleaner!

Terry is now planning some slightly more exciting purchases, helping his daughters to get on the property ladder and upgrading to a larger home for himself. At least we know the carpets will be spotless.

12th December 2019

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